Crab and Tuna Casserole

    4 hours 35 minutes

    This is a great way to serve seafood - even kids love it. It's also good for special occasions as it is best if it is chilled overnight before cooking.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (185g) can crabmeat, drained and flaked
    • 1 (185g) can tuna, drained and flaked
    • 4 cups cubed French bread
    • 250g cheddar cheese, cubed
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 4 eggs
    • 3 cups (750ml) milk
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
    • 1 teaspoon grated onion

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Extra time:3hours chilling  ›  Ready in:4hours35min 

    1. In a small bowl stir together the crabmeat and tuna. Place a layer of bread cubes in the bottom of a 1 1/2 litre casserole dish. Cover with a layer of the crab and tuna, then a layer of cheese and a sprinkle of parsley. Repeat layers 2 more times ending with cheese and parsley on top.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, butter, mustard powder and onion. Pour over the layers in the dish. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
    3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Let the dish come to room temperature while the oven preheats.
    4. Bake uncovered for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven or until puffed and golden.

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    This is a great recipe. I also grew up being served this dish. For a nice change around, we often used canned salmon and small fresh shrimp. This dish, a green salad and bottle of white wine make a very nice romantic dinner for two as well.  -  04 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a very good idea and it tasted pretty good, but not great. I would, however, make it again and try adding different things to it. It was also very heavy and filling and fed 6 people (3 adults and 3 picky children who ate it as well). The only thing I really changed was to make 2 layers and found that that was plenty, and used Gouda cheese instead of muenster. I'll definitely try it with other fishes/meats as well!  -  14 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is very good, but not great. Maybe I should've used fresh parsley. I can see this being a great, economical seafood choice on a party buffet table.  -  06 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)